On this special episode, co-host Claude Atcho turns the tables and interviews Jessica Hooten Wilson regarding her forthcoming book, Reading for the Love of God. Jessica recounts her love and unique way of consuming literature in her formative years while she was attending college for theology and literature and how the two disciplines influenced how she consumed both. In this book Jessica relates her experience and she argues that the simple act of reading can help us learn to pray well, love our neighbor, be contemplative, practice humility, and disentangle ourselves from contemporary idols.

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The Scandal of Reading is sponsored by Brazos Press.

Information on the Host: Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, and the author of several books, including The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary SaintsLearning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before, and Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov

Learn more about Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson.

Information on Claude Atcho: Claude serves as the pastor of Church of the Resurrection in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has previously served as a church planter and an adjunct English professor in Boston, Massachusetts, and as a pastor in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of Reading Black Books: How African American Literature Can Make Our Faith More Whole and Just.